Unnatural Selection by Chen Hangfeng
The international artist selected for the Square Mile Project in Bradford 2010 – 11, this exhibition will host paper cut outs, rugs, film, Xmas trees. Mixing and manipulating corporate logos and traditional Chinese symbols, Shanghai-based artist Chen Hangfeng makes intricate paper cut-outs that respond to both the era of mega-businesses and his own ancient heritage. Film and artworks are representative of mass production industry’s poor working conditions and total disregard for environmental standards. As a graphic designer Chen has created logos almost as often as he’s satirised them, which may be why his non-corporate work is as witty, aesthetically compelling and subtle as the best commercial advertising.
The One Square Mile 2010-11 project asks people to map the biodiversity, cultural diversity and aesthetic diversity of their local neighbourhood. Other cities across the world, including Iran and South Africa, are simultaneously carrying out a Square Mile project and will be sharing their experiences with Bradford.
Listen to Hangfeng's favourite tune on the Guzheng. Come and here this instrument live at Cartwright Hall Sunday 30 October, 1 - 3pm.
- Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 - Sun, 26 Feb 2012
- Location: Cartwright Hall
- Type: Exhibition